In a remarkable interfaith gesture, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will address the congregants and others at St. Paul’s Lutheran Family Church, “a community of Christians”, in Nevada’s capital Carson City on October 11.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, will speak about Hinduism and its concepts and answer questions.
Rajan Zed points out that all people have more in common than they have in conflict. A broader, deeper, more inclusive understanding of religion is needed.
Vision of St. Paul’s Lutheran Family, an ELCA congregation whose history goes back to 1965, includes “to seek God’s path for our lives”. Besides Carson City; it also serves residents of Dayton, Gardnerville, Lake Tahoe area, Minden, Silver City, Silver Springs, Virginia City and Washoe Valley. Reverend Chad Adamik is the Pastor and Douglas Thunder is Council President.
Zed, a global Hindu and interfaith leader, has been bestowed with World Interfaith Leader Award. Zed is Senior Fellow and Religious Advisor to Foundation for Religious Diplomacy, Spiritual Advisor to National Association of Interchurch & Interfaith Families, on the Advisory Board of The Interfaith Peace Project, etc. He has been panelist for “On Faith”, a prestigious interactive conversation on religion produced by The Washington Post; and leads a weekly interfaith panel “Faith Forum” in a Gannett publication for over seven years.
Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about 1.1 billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal. There are about three million Hindus in USA.